I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a natural-born morning person and have been for as long as I can remember. Although seeing sunshine stream into your window at an insanely early hour of the day may not be as exciting for you as it is for me, research has shown that there are ways in which anyone can make their mornings more pleasant. One way to do this is to create a ritual or routine that you can look forward to doing. Routines are a great way, in general, to associate pleasant thoughts with something that you may not typically enjoy (more on that later this month when I discuss my travel care package). By associating positive thoughts with an event or activity you allow yourself to cognitively reframe how you view that event over time.
TL;DR – Creating a morning ritual or routine you look forward to can help you feel more positive about mornings.